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Glyn Strange

Glyn_Strange_1.jpgDr Glyn Strange is a Christchurch writer, book designer, publisher, editor, and the founding director of the School for Young Writers. Glyn completed a doctorate in English and worked as a university lecturer and in the personnel field before starting a writing and publishing career. In 1993, he was asked to establish a school for young writers. By seizing the opportunities for distance learning online, he has seen the school grow in the Canterbury area and also reach out to students from all over New Zealand and beyond.
Glynn donates his publishing skills to the School for Young Writers’ regular publications, the Write On magazine and the Re-Draft anthologies of teenage writing, and hopes one day to write more books himself. His four published books so far: The Arts Centre of Christchurch Then and Now, Brief Encounters: Some Uncommon Lawyers, The Little Theatre and No Glory without Effort/Pas de Gloire Sans Effort.
He is also a board member of the Takahe Collective and of the Friends of Ngaio Marsh House.

Selected bibliography:

  • The Arts Centre of Christchurch: Then and Now (Clerestory Press, 1994).

  • Brief Encounters: Some Uncommon Lawyers (Clerestory Press, 1997).

  • The Little Theatre: Golden Years of the New Zealand Stage (Clerestory Press, 2000).

  • No Glory without Effort/Pas de Glorie Sans Effort (Clerestory Press, 2004).


Other resources:


Storylines Trust Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki and Friends of Storylines Te Pou o Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki together form New Zealand’s only national organisation working year-round to promote New Zealand children’s and young adult literature through activities that include a major national Story Tour to schools, early childhood centres and communities, and awards for writers, illustrators and those who work in the area of New Zealand children’s literature



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